I volunteer with SWIM, a charity dedicated to equality in music, and their latest wheeze is called Swimspire: members are asked to share any key lessons they’ve learnt, and I’m one of the members they asked.
My four aren’t specifically for music, as I think they apply to work generally:
- The smartest, most talented people I know have terrible impostor syndrome. Don’t let it limit you.
- Say yes to the things that scare you. They often turn out to be the best things.
- Know your worth. Don’t accept toxic behaviour and don’t be the only person in the room who isn’t getting paid.
- Be the person others want to work with, not the one they whisper about.